Upcoming 9-20-18

Wetlands program

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) will meet at noon Thursday, September 20, at Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. The public is invited to attend and bring a brown bag lunch. Some snacks and beverages will be available.

Botanist Kati Rubis will present “Wetlands Preservation.” Rubis is a wetlands project manager for The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The public is invited to attend and bring a brown bag lunch. Some snacks and beverages will be available.

Hello Stranger

Dale Jett and Hello Stranger will perform from 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 21, at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. They play traditional Appalachian Americana songs made popular by the original Carter family.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com or at the church. The event includes an intermission with libations available for purchase. Weather permitting, the concert will be held outside. Guests should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Coolers are welcome but no pets please.

Barn Party

The Tappahannock Artists’ Guild will hold its annual fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, September 22, at Rose Hill Farm, Center Cross. The theme is “Barn Party.”

The event will feature music and dancing to the Fox Sisters and a barbecue supper. Tickets, $35, are available at the gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock, or Barbour Printing, 206 Prince Street, Tappahannock.

Dinner on Main

The Warsaw-Richmond County Main Street Program will host Dinner on Main from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, September 22. The community event on Main Street will offer music by Good Shot Judy, food trucks, beer and wine options.

Music will begin at 6 p.m. Main Street will be closed from Belle Ville Road to Warsaw Baptist Church. Event tickets are $5 per person in advance at the Town of Warsaw Office. On event day and at the gate, tickets will be $10.

Fall production

The Lancaster Players will present “The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays”  at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

Seats are available for 8 p.m. shows September 22, 28 and 29 and October 5 and 6, and 3 p.m. September 23 and 30. The theater will open an hour prior to each performance. Tickets are $25. For reservations, visit www.lancasterplayers.org, or call 435-3776.

Master Naturalists

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists will hold an informational session at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 22, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

The session will provide an overview of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program, cover the requirements for becoming a Master Naturalist and review the course schedule and application process. The basic training course will be held from February-May. To register for the course, visit northernneckmasternaturalists.org.

Chamber music

Erin Wind, mezzo-soprano, and Hope Armstrong Erb, pianist, will present a recital of German Art Songs at 4 p.m. Sunday, September 23, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door.

Garden party

The Chesapeake Bay Garden Club is celebrating its 65th anniversary with a Garden Party from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, September 25, at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

It will be a time to mingle and celebrate old and new garden club friendships and accomplishments.

House party

The Richmond County Museum will host a Historic House Party at Milden Hall from 2-5 p.m. September 29. Highlights will include an exhibit on Milden Hall; representatives from Rappahannock Indian Tribe, the Oyster Growers of America, Friends of the Rappahannock and Northern Neck Native Plant Society; and local art.

Tickets are $30 in advance, or $35 at the gate. Tickets are on sale Richmond County Museum, 5874 Richmond Road, Warsaw; or 333-3607.

Benefit concert

TSoul and Friends will present a benefit concert from 4-8 p.m. September 29 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Proceeds will benefit FACES of Our Children Charity, which brings education, awareness and support for families who battle sickle cell anemia.

Admission is $10 at the gate, or advance ticket, sicklecellconcert.eventbrite.com. For vendor spaces or sponsorships, contact Kenny Prichard, 580-0619, or ALB, 205-7651.

Crab feast

The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department will hold a crab feast and dance from 4-10 p.m. September 29 at the ULVFD, 5170 Mary Ball Road, Lively. Steamed crabs and crab bisque will be served from 4-7 p.m. The dance follows from 7 to 10 p.m. with the Tom Euler Trio.

Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door, if available, or $10 for the dance only. Beverages will be available for purchase. For tickets, call 462-5404, or email crabfeast2018@gmail.com.

Fall Festival

The 23rd annual Fairfields UMC Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. September 29 at Fairfields United Methodist Church, 14741 Northumberland Highway, Burgess. Music will be provided by Cindy Washburn.

The event will feature North Carolina-style barbecue, baked goods, homemade soups, seasonal wreaths, framing, jams, jellies, pickles, jewelry, attire, clowns, a white elephant sale, children’s identification, animals, silent auction, children’s activities and a variety of other vendors.